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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Large Format Edition)

bigImage It is the year 2032 and the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Humans have forgotten that they are human and those that are left coexist with cyborgs (human spirits inhabiting entirely mechanized bodies) and dolls (robots with no human elements at all). Batou is a cyborg. His body is artificial: the only remnants left of his humanity, are traces of his brain ... and the memories of a woman called The Major.

A detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, Batou is investigating the case of a gynoid-a hyper-realistic female robot created specifically for sexual companionship-who malfunctions and slaughters her owner. As Batou delves deeper into the investigation, questions arise about humanity's need to immortalize its image in dolls. The answers to those questions lead to the shocking truth behind the crime ... and quite possibly the very meaning of life.

The 35mm version has been recently reformatted into 15-perf./70-mm, and is to be shown in large format theaters. The conversion was performed using optical/digital proprietary tools.

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Produced by Production IG. Starring the voices of: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tamio Ôki, Yutaka Nakano, and Naoto Takenaka. Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Screenplay by Mamoru Oshii. Based on the comic Koukaku-Kidoutai by Masamune Shirow. Producers: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Toshio Suzuki. Line Producer: Ryuji Mitsumoto. Distributed by Toho Company Limited (Japan), DreamWorks SKG (US), and Go Fish Pictures (US).


Outside Reviews:

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" By Berge Garabedian, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" By Brian Ashcraft,

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" By Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

"Philosophizing Sex Dolls Amid Film Noir Intrigue" By Manohla Dargis, The New York Times (registration required)

"Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence" By Tasha Robinson, The Onion

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